Tag Archives: electronic

AL-90 – CODE-915913

Fuselab, a label that is a home to OSOM favourites Galun and Ishome, seems to have rebranded itself. There is a new logo, website and apparently also a new musical direction. Fortunately – and most importantly – the change is not drastic as their releases still possess that appealing factor that have been making the previous ones particularly valuable and it is proved by the newest position in their catalogue which is a full-length album CODE-915913 by Russian artist AL-90.

The Murmansk-based musician debuted last year with an album for UK label Reckno in which he presented his interpretation of house music which is now known as so called post-house or tape-house. This fresh genre is characterized by deep and dreamy compositions with beats that are somehow slightly muted to create a peaceful atmosphere. Have a listen below!

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Dany F – F

Cumbia, a characteristic music genre from Latin America countries, has been the source of inspiration for the modern electronic music artists which lead to the creation of the movement called digital cumbia. Tracks made in the spirit of this subgenre are usually joyful compositions that easily fill the dancefloors all around the world. No wonder – after all, this music can get the wildest South American fiestas going.

But it is not always like this. Sometimes, cumbia melodies are used to create more relaxing songs, in some cases possessing even deep house or techno elements. This is what Dany F, a young and talented Colombian producer, presents in his last year’s album F. The release is full of hypnotizing instrumental tracks which are enriched with tropical sounds and the typical cumbia rhythms. You will more than like it!

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Argy & Mama – Dominonation

Although Dominonation is a first ever album by Argy & Mama, both members of this thrilling duo are far away from being newcomers to the music industry. A male part of the band is Argyris Theofilis, a Greek DJ and producer who, after moving to London in 2004, debuted with an EP exactly ten years ago and since then has risen to international fame with his releases being published by worthy labels like Cocoon or Permanent Vacation. His partner in crime is Simone Ogunbunmi, UK-native artist who is not just a vocalist but has also produced several tracks for the album. She happens to be mates with Kele Okereke and was opening for him during one of the tours. As Mama she has also contributed vocals for compositions from Tiefschwarz, Munk, Catz ‘n Dogz and more.

The pair met in Berlin and decided to join forces. The effects can be heard on Dominonation which has been released just last week on prestigious BPitch Control label. It is a collection of eleven tracks presenting different approaches at house music but all of them are at the highest possible level of quality which makes this album a truly enjoyable listen.

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Oxford Drama – Fluctuations EP

When I wrote about Oxford Drama in May last year, it was obvious that this duo has the potential to reach a broader audience with their charming sound. And although this process may not have been happening as rapidly for them as in the case of The Dumplings, a fellow Polish wonderkids band, the pair did start to tour the country, support notable artists (Trust or Taylor McFerrin) and appear on the national radio stations. The fact that their fanbase has not been increased by tens of thousands of people has actually turned out to be a blessing as it allowed the intimacy in their music to remain untouched.

Now Gosia Dryjanska and Marcin Mrowka are back with a new EP called Fluctuations which is their first ever official release. It is out digitally on Brennnessel Records and bearing in mind that this label has been founded by the members of Kamp! and it gathers the most outstanding electronic music artists from Poland, this is exactly the place where they should be.

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saw u – Tactual Patterns

It takes you fifteen minutes to get to school, work or university and you do not know how to make use of this time? Here comes a ready solution – put on your best headphones and let Tactual Patterns change the commute nightmare into exciting journey to the land of techno.

The author of this captivating composition is Ross Dekker, an American artist who – besides publishing music under the moniker saw u – is also engaged in creating sound background for audiovisual projects. It is due to this latter activity that he moved to Berlin in 2013 as he was invited there by the temporary video art gallery Black Janice for the two-month residency. The musician lives in the capital of Germany until this day although initially he did not intend to stay there any longer. And who knows – maybe Ross Dekker would not be able to create such monumental raw techno track if it was not for the inspiration coming from the vibrant Berlin techno scene?

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